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A pilot landed on Airport Road instead of the runway at Cottonwood Airport, suffering minor injuries. Courtesy Cottonwood Police

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UPDATE: Pilot injured in Cottonwood Airport mishap

COTTONWOOD -- Throughout Tuesday morning, Cottonwood Police assisted the Federal Aviation Administration with an airplane crash on Airpark Road just north of the airstrip near West Mingus Avenue. Police were alerted about 11:30 p.m. Monday when a neighbor at Cottonwood Ranch heard a low-flying plane followed by a crashing sound.